HyperDic: genus_mononychus

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Mononychus:
NOUNanimalgenus Mononychusauthorities disagree over whether to classify the genus as bird or dinosaur
English > genus Mononychus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningauthorities disagree over whether to classify the genus as bird or dinosaur.
Member ofManiraptora, suborder ManiraptoraAdvanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds
MembersMononychus olecranusA turkey-sized long-legged fossil 75 million years old found in the Gobi Desert having bird-like fused wrist bones and keeled breastbone and a long tail resembling a dinosaur's
Broaderreptile genusA genus of reptiles
Spanishgenus mononychus
Catalangenus mononychus

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